Portrayal of Vietnam Bike Tour

  • Indulge in the history, culture and cuisine of Vietnam
  • Discover why Hoi An is considered to be an outstanding UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Bike through coastal Vietnam’s trails and swim in the azure blue sea

Dive into the thick of things in Vietnam where old school meets the new and lush countrysides and pristine beaches go hand in hand with bustling wet markets, charming old towns and and trendy young cities. There is something for everyone who ventures here.

Explore Hanoi, temples, pagodas and imperial citadels, visit fine old merchant houses or seek out some some of the world’s best warm water beaches.

Quick Facts

  • Duration

    9 days / 8 nights

  • Start / End

    Hanoi / Saigon

  • Price

    From $3,295 pp dbl. occ.
    The price is indicative and may vary due to size of group, accommodation, time of year you travel

  • Hotels

    Premiere Inns

  • Riding Style

    Easy Rider

  • Local Specialist

    Ms Ly from Saigon, Vietnam

Group Departures

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ITINERARY

Brief Itinerary

* with shuttle
DayPlacePremiere InnsDuration~ Cycling Distance
1HanoiSofitel Metropole1Walking tour
2 – 3HuéLa Residence225km / 15mi
30km / 18mi
4Lang CoAngsana150km / 30mi
5 – 6Hoi AnAnantara Resort240km / 34mi
40km / 24mi
7 – 8SaigonPark Hyatt240km / 24mi
9Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi

On arrival, walk the busy streets of Hanoi visiting some of the cultural and historical highlights of Hanoi. In the evening, our guide meets you at your hotel and brief you about your adventure over dinner.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Hué Loop

Take an early morning flight and arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage town of Hué, gateway to Central Vietnam.

Today take your bicycle out for a leisurely loop around the imperial town of Hué. Ride past the Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda, Mausoleums and the merchant’s houses along the banks of the Perfume River and through quiet lanes with lush gardens.

Meals: Breakfast
Distance cycled: ~ 25km / 15mi

Day 3: Hué 

After a hearty breakfast, we take a short transfer out of Hue to the coast. Begin riding off the beaten track for 40km along a picturesque, countryside trail.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance cycled: ~ 40km / 24mi*

Day 4: Lang Co

After a hearty breakfast, we take a short transfer out of Hue to the coast. Begin riding off the beaten track along a picturesque, narrow peninsular road. Cross the estuary of the Perfume River and from here, challenge yourself by cycling up the Phuoc Tuong Pass then take a short transfer to Lang Co and have lunch by the gorgeous lagoon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 50km / 30mi*

Day 5: Hoi An

We bike on over gradual hills in the laidback coastal countryside to climb Hai Van pass for views of this splendid bay. This rugged pass is the final section of the Truong Son Range stretching to the sea. With a new tunnel through the mountain diverting highway traffic, the 11km of this leg will be through quiet roads. From the pass, we go downhill to Da Nang and then continue cycle along the coast then on country roads to Hoi An, a delightful old trading town and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance cycled: ~ 40km / 24mi*

Day 6: Hoi An – My Son

The architectural beauty of Hoi An will captivate you as this UNESCO World Heritage Site offers a melange of Vietnamese, European, Chinese, Japanese monuments in an unhurried, timeless setting. Here, we ride to My Son, a cluster of abandoned and partially ruined Hindu temples constructed between the 4th and 14th century AD by the kings of Champa. Regarded as one of the foremost Hindu temple complexes in Southeast Asia and is the foremost heritage site of this nature in Vietnam. The initial riding is through hinterland and last leg has a bit of traffic, so ride carefully.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance cycled: ~ 40km / 24mi*

Day 7: Saigon

Arrive in Saigon and settle into your hotel. Today our guide covers some of the classic highlights of Saigon by walk: Ben Thanh Market, War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Continental, Central Post Office.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8: Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels

Today bike to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an immense network of connecting underground tunnels. A shuttle transfer of about 90min brings us to the countryside of city. After a short ride through narrow rural trails, take a ferry to a nearby island and bike past typical rural hamlets, rubber plantations and paddy fields. Another ferry brings us closer to Cu Chi Tunnels. Our guide takes us on a walk through the tunnels and share anecdotes along the way. Try the famous Cassava with green tea and peanut dip, food of soldiers living in the tunnels during the war. After a lunch at local restaurant by the Saigon river, shuttle back to city.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance Cycled: 25km / 15mi*

Day 9: Departure

We will make arrangements for your onward travel.

Meals: Breakfast

INCLUSIONS & MORE

we go the extra mile

Beautiful Hotels

On this Casual Inn tour, experience the best of small boutique hotels at each destination. They are chosen carefully so that you are well rested, get a drift of the local character or an enthralling view from your verandah! Under circumstances of non-availability of hotel, we will put in equivalent or a better hotel. Any extras at hotel are at your expense.

Quality Bikes

When you have a road and the thrill of a journey ahead of you, it’s imperative to have a good bike to enjoy it. Most of our tours in Vietnam run on some of the best mountain/hybrid bikes in the cycling tour industry. Upright position, good traction and optimal balance between performance and comfort are some of the characteristics.

Outstanding Food

Local food plays an integral part in experiencing the culture of region and we make sure that you get plenty of this. The inclusion of daily meals is highlighted in detailed itinerary. Drinking water and soft drinks such as juice, tea/coffee is included while riding. Plenty of fresh fruits, cookies and water is provided while cycling.

Charming Guides

Our most visible and perhaps most important role is played by a Trip Leader, the folks who make a trip exciting, comfortable, knowledgeable and who are able to steer you towards the real experience! In most of the trips, we have two guides riding with you. One is leading the group of riders and other is closing at the back.

Comfortable Support Van

A Van follows the group of riders throughout the trip and carries all belongings. If at any point riding seems a little hard, the van takes you for as long or as little as you wish it to. It also provides you refreshments along the way and sometimes a chilled beer.

Guaranteed to Depart Tours

We run most of our tours with minimum 2 people traveling and sometimes even with 1 person, without any extra fee. Rest assured, your trip is always guaranteed to depart. If for some reasons you don’t wish to join a tour then you can always transfer to another trip or we’ll give you a credit which you can settle against any future trip.

Entrance Fees & Transportation

Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, temples & other exclusive events and transportation from rendezvous to final drop-off is always included in your tour price. Our tour designers give as much focus on non-cycling activity as on cycling.

Deep Local Knowledge & Presence

Presence of operations in Cambodia, local associations at Vietnam and ad-hoc field network allows us to leverage local know-how and deliver on what is promised to you without any culture and communications barrier.

Singles Friendly

It is applicable in cases where you want to opt for a room alone or we don’t find a room partner. In other cases, we will try to club you with another person, preferably of same sex.

MEET THE LOCAL SPECIALIST

Ms Ly

Ms Ly

From Saigon, Vietnam

I have always had an interest in travel and discovering new places, meeting new people and experiencing different cultures. The experience offered on a bike cannot be matched by touring in a car or bus. By seeing the countryside on two wheels, we are able to immerse ourselves in the culture, feel the wind in our face and see what village life is like as we ride through it.

REVIEWS

from our friends

An amazing trip, an amazing guide, and an amazing country!

The company allowed us to customize the trip because we were four people traveling together. The bike routes took us on roads that only a local could discover, through villages, fertile farmland, mountain climbs, and breathtaking coastal vistas. We felt that we really saw the country and the people close up, and Phuc was very informative in addition to being a calm and competent bike guide. He handled small mishaps, such as a minor collision between one of the bike tour participants and a local on a bicycle, with grace and a steady hand. He was always well organized and worked very well with the driver, who I must say, handled the busy and sometimes arduous roads with great skill. I cannot speak highly enough about Phuc, our driver, and the company.

Sue L

We really enjoyed the Hue to Nha Trang cycle trip. I found the company online, and they were quick to respond to my emails, and incredibly helpful. Our guide Tony was superb throughout the trip, giving us interesting information, cycling at just the right speed, making sure the trip was tailored to us in terms of the distance, and making sure we always had enough water 🙂 Our driver Chot was also super smiley and helpful. The cycle routes were great, we got out into the countryside which was beautiful and cycling up the Hai Van pass gives you awesome views.

Georgie

INSPIRATION FROM THE ROAD